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We know the season ending tournament and we know it is great...But I reckon they should not do the draw on their rankings, but thier rankings on the points table...

For instance, at this stage the matches would be:

Hingis v Huber
Capriati v Maleeva
Davenport v Testud
Venus v Farina-Elia
Clijsters v Dementieva
Mauresmo v shaughnessy
Henin v Tauziat
Serena v Dokic.....

But if they did the draw exactly how they finished on points..it would look like this:
Capriati v huber
Venus v Maleeva
Hingis v Tauziat
Davenport v Demetieva
Clijsters v Farina-Elia
Henin v Testud
Mauresmo v Shaughnessy
Serena v Dokic.

To me that is much fairer, because that is exactly the position points wise they are right now....
 

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I agree... they use the "Chase" points to determine who plays in Munich, so why not use these points to also detrmine the "seeding" for the tourney! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Sounds logical!
 

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Actually, there's no way of knowing the matchups. Other than the seeds, everyone else is thrown in randomly. Last year, the seeds were:
1. Hingis
2. Davenport
3. Seles
4. Martinez
5. Sanchez-V
6. Tauziat
7. Kournikova
8. Rubin
The unseed players, in ranking order, were:
Coetzer
Capriati
Dementieva
Halard-D
Testud
Clijsters
Frazier
Likhovtseva

Using the first plays last, etc., scenario, the 1st round matchups would have been:
1. Hingis- Likhovtseva
2. Davenport- Frazier
3. Seles- Clijsters
4. Martinez- Testud
5. Sanchez-V- Halard-D
6. Tauziat- Dementieva
7. Kournikova- Capriati
8. Rubin- Coetzer

Instead, we had:
1. Hingis- Halard-D
2. Davenport- Dementieva
3. Seles- Testud
4. Martinez- Likhovtseva
5. Sanchez-V- Clijsters
6. Tauziat- Frazier
7. Kournikova- Capriati
8. Rubin- Coetzer

By sheer chance, the last 2 came up. But the others didn't. Likewise, going outside-in, the quarters would have been 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5, but we got 1-6, 2-5, 4-7, 3-8.
 

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where were Venus and Serena last year? Did they not qualify?
 
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Serena has never played the season-ending Championships but has qualified in every year on tour except her first year - 1998. Venus, has only played in one (1999) even though she has qualified for every year on tour except her first as well - 1997.

Hopefully they will play this year! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Thanks for the info. Those are some major points they are missing. I hope that play this year so I have some one to cheer for since Monica isn't <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 
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